by Robert Brow   (   Kingston, Ontario    March 2008

 EASTER SUNDAY The risen Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene (John
 20:11-16), Peter, two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-31),
 and then to the disciples gathered in Jerusalem (Luke 24:33-43).
 THOMAS SUNDAY Jesus did not appear during the next six days, but he
 met with the disciples and doubting Thomas (John 20:24-29) on the next
 FISHING SUNDAY This was his third appearance (John 21:1, 14). We can
 assume it took Monday to Friday for the disciples to walk to Galilee,
 then they attended the synagogue on Saturday, and they went out
 fishing all night and caught nothing. It would then be the third
 Sunday morning that they put down their nets on Jesus' advice, and
 hauled in a catch of huge fish. Jesus was on the shore and had already
 prepared the fire for breakfast (John 21:9-12) .
 MOUNTAIN SUNDAY Jesus had told them to gather there (Matthew 28:1) for
 the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20). We guess this was also a
 CONVENTION SUNDAY when Jesus met with over 500 brothers and sisters
 (1 Corinthians 15:7). By this time the disciples were used to
 gathering on successive Sundays.
 JAMES' SUNDAY (1 Corinthians 15:7) Up to that time the Lord's own
 brother seems to have doubted the resurrection. After Peter moved out
 on his apostolic mission (Acts 9:32), James quickly became the leader
 of the church in Jerusalem (Matthew 13:55; Acts 12:17; 15:13)
 PENTECOST SUNDAY On that Sunday the church in Jerusalem was empowered
 to live by the Holy Spirit, and 3000 new disciples were baptized(Acts
 2:1, 41).
 Note: The above outline is not a proof, but it seems to be a useful
 model for picturing the resurrection appearances on six consecutive

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